Kidblog Spotlight On Mrs. Lisa E. Wright

Kidblog Spotlight On Mrs. Lisa E. Wright

Seventh grade teacher, Lisa Wright, began using Kidblog to integrate technology into her Language Arts classroom. However, eight months later, she found the platform had transformed her classroom far beyond this goal. “What motivated you to start blogging with your students?” LW: “At the beginning of the school year, I knew I wanted to focus

Seventh grade teacher, Lisa Wright, began using Kidblog to integrate technology into her Language Arts classroom. However, eight months later, she found the platform had transformed her classroom far beyond this goal. “What motivated you to start blogging with your students?” LW: “At the beginning of the school year, I knew I wanted to focus... read more

Webinar: Using Kidblog as a Portfolio for Student-Led Conferences

Webinar: Using Kidblog as a Portfolio for Student-Led Conferences

Sixth grade English and social studies teacher, Megan Ariza, shares how to use Kidblog’s individual portfolios for student-led conferences. In this webinar, you will learn: How to best organize your conference using Kidblog Ideas for students’ post content Student driven goal setting and how to assess if goals were met at conferences Helpful tips to

Sixth grade English and social studies teacher, Megan Ariza, shares how to use Kidblog’s individual portfolios for student-led conferences. In this webinar, you will learn: How to best organize your conference using Kidblog Ideas for students’ post content Student driven goal setting and how to assess if goals were met at conferences Helpful tips to... read more

Student Travel Blogs

Student Travel Blogs

I teach in a diverse community where students sometimes travel with their families for events in a different country.  Students would leave throughout the school year for up to a month attending weddings, family functions, or just to vacation.  Although, I want to support family time, it isn’t easy to keep those students up to

I teach in a diverse community where students sometimes travel with their families for events in a different country.  Students would leave throughout the school year for up to a month attending weddings, family functions, or just to vacation.  Although, I want to support family time, it isn’t easy to keep those students up to... read more

Staying Connected Over Summer Break

Staying Connected Over Summer Break

Ah, summer!  What a wonderful time for the 3 Rs…. Reading, Relaxing, and (w)Riting! My students were happy to find out that their access to Kidblog continues over the summer, and that they would be able to keep the connection with their blogging friends intact.  As a teacher who knows that her students will continue

Ah, summer!  What a wonderful time for the 3 Rs…. Reading, Relaxing, and (w)Riting! My students were happy to find out that their access to Kidblog continues over the summer, and that they would be able to keep the connection with their blogging friends intact.  As a teacher who knows that her students will continue... read more

Teaching Digital Citizenship by Giving Students a Voice

Teaching Digital Citizenship by Giving Students a Voice

Blogging, without question, is one of the most powerful ways to communicate in the 21st century. It is an amazing tool, used to empower our students. However, with this ability to widely share voices comes the threat of misuse. Our students need to be aware, fully understanding how and why to use the technology appropriately.

Blogging, without question, is one of the most powerful ways to communicate in the 21st century. It is an amazing tool, used to empower our students. However, with this ability to widely share voices comes the threat of misuse. Our students need to be aware, fully understanding how and why to use the technology appropriately.... read more

Writing for an Authentic Audience: Tips to getting parents involved with your class blogs

Writing for an Authentic Audience: Tips to getting parents involved with your class blogs

“How do I edit?” That was music to my ears. I had just finished explaining that students and teachers from all over the world would be able to view our blog posts. This was major news to a classroom full of second graders. Suddenly, they felt their writing mattered, not only to the teacher.

“How do I edit?” That was music to my ears. I had just finished explaining that students and teachers from all over the world would be able to view our blog posts. This was major news to a classroom full of second graders. Suddenly, they felt their writing mattered, not only to the teacher.... read more

Give a Voice to the Quiet Student

Give a Voice to the Quiet Student

As a teacher of over 100 students, it can be difficult to provide the individualized attention that each student deserves within fifty-minute periods. This can be even more problematic in larger class sizes of 20-30 students. In a large class, a majority of my energy is spent with two categories of students: the ones that

As a teacher of over 100 students, it can be difficult to provide the individualized attention that each student deserves within fifty-minute periods. This can be even more problematic in larger class sizes of 20-30 students. In a large class, a majority of my energy is spent with two categories of students: the ones that... read more